Our Love Story
Buddy DiFonzo and Grayson LyBrand DiFonzo’s love story begins in their New Braunfels, Texas fifth-grade homeroom class. For Buddy it was love at first sight, but for Grayson it was more like finding her partner in crime. They grew up as best friends until they left to attend separate universities. Buddy studied at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas while Grayson attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. The summer after their Freshman year, a group of high school friends decided to float the Comal River back in their hometown. When they saw each other again after a year of separation, they realized it was not just friendship, it was love!
After graduation, Grayson and Buddy dated throughout their individual adventures. Grayson went on to intern in New York then landed a full-time job in London. A year later one of her best friends was getting married on the Caribbean island of Saint John in the USVI. She decided to fly out with her friend ten days early to help with the final details of wedding planning. Grayson loved Saint John so much, she never boarded the plane to come home!
Buddy was finishing school during her travels so for his college graduation, his parents bought him a one-way ticket to Saint John to surprise Grayson. They spent some time living and working together on the island before moving back to Texas where they wed in 2008.
In 2010 Buddy and Grayson opened their own showroom. Many people often ask how the company name came about. Growing up as best friends, Buddy was very close with Grayson’s family who nicknamed him “BuddyLove”. So when it came time to name the business, it was perfect. Two years later, Grayson designed her first collection.
Since starting her own label, Buddy and Grayson have planted roots in Dallas and have two beautiful, entertaining daughters, Lola Bett and Gigi. Buddy and Grayson have created a company based on their love story and hope that each woman can relate to